‡ Dame Lucie Rie DBE (1902-1995)
a fine, early porcelain bowl, flaring footed form, glazed yellow to the foot and interior, with a broad band of manganese, sgraffito decorated with dots and borders, impressed seal mark, 7.5cm. high, 11cm. diam.
John Houston Lucie Rie, Crafts Council, page 39 colour plate 9 for a comparable illustration.
Tony Birks Lucie Rie Alphabooks, page 105 for a comparable stem bowl illustrated, circa 1957.
Margaret Pilkington OBE, (1891-1974), curator of the Whitworth Art Gallery and wood engraver.
Margaret Pilkington was the daughter of Lawrence Pilkington the founder of the Pilkington Tile Company family. In 1913 she studied at the Slade before moving to the Central School to study wood engraving under Noel Rooke, and was encouraged and also advised by Lucien Pissarro.
Estimate: £6,000 - 10,000